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Food is medicine. Agree or disagree?

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    • Something_Strange

      453d

      I like food but dislike eating

    • Something_Strange

      453d

      I like food but dislike eating

    • ZappyRacc

      454d

      Disagree, I very often need to take medicine just so I can EAT food!

    • Country_FLMama

      455d

      Agree 100%

    • xoxogossipgirl

      458d

      eating healthy is extremely important - if ur out here eating mcdonald’s 24/7 ur not rlly in a place to be surprised by any health issues that arise from that - but anyway especially getting meat and dairy out of ur diet is helpful - i also suggest watching documentaries about food and the industry and doing research and what not

    • AllostaticOverload

      458d

      Agree, because a lot of "medicine" can be terrible for you, too. And what is good for one person is bad for another. Really medicine is just chemicals that may be extracted from foods, herbs, or microbes, or synthesized with the help of chemical knowledge gained from those things. The large rift between medicine and food, chemical and natural, etc. is all imaginary and produced by our culture.

    • colourfulburrito

      458d

      It honestly depends. If you asked me when I was 10 I would have said obviously. Food keeps you healthy and happy. Asked me at 12-16 I would have said it was literally the spawn of Satan. Ask me at 19, I said it's good for you, it's hard but it's good for you. Ask me now at 22 I'd tell you I'm somewhere in between 16 and 19. Eating disorders are a struggle. It's okay to relapse. You're gonna get through it.

    • TabbysMom

      464d

      Gluten free vegetarian here!!!

    • Bella.ella

      465d

      Absolutely! I wish I had better food habits and tips on improving and what I need to eat to improve

    • PineMarten

      465d

      Agree that eating well is important for overall health, but blanket statements like this make me worry because sometimes people tell me that a raw vegan diet will cure my type 1 diabetes which is silly

    • MissBee03

      466d

      I agree. There’s a lot of food bad for you but what is natural from the earth. Oh man. It’s the best. I’m not a vegetarian but I do like my veggies and they help me be me.

    • RyeRyeBread

      467d

      I disagree, but mainly because of how I define "medicine" 🤷‍♂️ Food is food, food is something I enjoy. Medicine is something that helps, that I don't necessarily enjoy - especially as much as garlic knots, Reeses, iced coffee, etc. 😂😂😂 But garlic knots do make me feel better when I'm having a bad day.......🤔

    • Jewelicorn

      467d

      With mindfulness and moderation

    • Something_Strange

      467d

      We need food to live so I guess

    • JXARabbit

      468d

      Yes!

    • Pulvi

      468d

      Agree, a lot of foods have medicinal affects and benefits

    • Eren2273

      468d

      I agree. Most foods provide a placebo effect, but others are genuinely effective

    • WhiteFlamingo

      469d

      Totally agree. Maybe it's the Placebo Effect, but my mom's chicken soup always makes me feel better if I'm sick. Dark chocolate makes me less cranky on my period. Macaroni and cheese brings me comfort when I'm sad. You could also say it's a supplement rather than medicine. It doesn't exactly cure illness, but it certainly makes it a bit more bearable.

    • Eden4

      470d

      Food can be medicine and poison

    • Keke81

      470d

      I agree it’s medicine

    • Suprize

      471d

      I agree completely, you are what you eat and sometimes diet or food changes can help a lot

    • Kittypop

      471d

      Agree ✔️ there's so many things you can put in your body (food-wise) to genuinely heal and/or prevent sickness! They say an apple a day, I prefer an orange 🤗

    • cinnabunni

      495d

      Honestly disagree, food is not really able to be a big player in my life and I think there’s been bigger ‘medicines’ that have had more benefit than that! But definitely a case by case basis ❤️

    • Ella101

      495d

      Food is my medicine lol

    • sleepyhippo

      495d

      I'd say yes. I felt so much better when I ate healthy- both physically and mentally. However, sometimes it's just not a viable option for treating things. I was whole foods plant based which required a TON of meal prep and cooking. It worked short term, but it's not realistic for me to do long term no matter how good I felt, because I ended up burnt out from all the time and energy just to prepare food.

    • Stitchlover23

      495d

      Yeah I can say both cause it helps

    • BeanBetter

      495d

      Everything you put into your body can be considered Medicine. In the U.S. I wish the federal government would step in and take control of the fat food epidemic. It's plaguing our country. It's ultimately because of capitalism.....stepping off the soapbox.

    • Vieve

      495d

      👍

    • roland22

      495d

      👍

    • EternalEyes

      495d

      Agree! As long as you're not going all the way left with it where food becomes your idol or your god. The thing about us as a people as a collective when we're given an inch we tend to take a mile

    • spicysugar

      496d

      No, just a necessity. Like money=/= happiness, it's just required to an extent.

    • Lunako

      502d

      Agree

    • tommie

      502d

      Yes. Without food we starve. Starvation is never good

    • Bre19

      503d

      Its medicine for the body but nothing will ever heal anything fully

    • rorose

      514d

      i guess so

    • Thumpz

      514d

      I used to be a self-proclaimed chocoholic. Then I found I love avocados and I found myself craving less and less chocolate. Someone told me it’s the magnesium in both that helps. Maybe the person with the ulcer can find something else that helps like I did.

    • Dad.of.Many

      514d

      Chocolate used to help, but now my ulcer won't let me eat it. I'm a comfort food sort of person, soups, sandwiches, etc...

    • Elliott_Velvett

      515d

      I find this so funny because I have arfid, ibs, gerd, and am lactose intolerant. I think I'm allergic to this medicine.

    • SmileySnail

      515d

      I think it depends on what the medicine is for. For me, with GI issues and anxiety fueled nausea, food feels like the enemy a lot of the time. It would be nice if it helped

    • Lolalola

      530d

      I agree

    • Lolalola

      530d

      I totally agree with that you need to know what you are allergic to. I tried to eat clean and I still don’t feel good I don’t know what to do anymore!

    • Redvelninja

      530d

      I guess.. ? It depends on if you're allergic or sensitive to it or not

    • Slayeveryday

      531d

      Agree!!

    • Neela

      531d

      I try to picture the marriage of my mom an dad. I play the fool clean Brea,lun,dinn, so I'm learning to leave slave love alone an stop spending love time an etc on others and spend it on myself. Imma tell you it's hard but I cope

    • EmilyG

      532d

      Certain foods are but others are just toxic and poisonous.

    • AriEden

      540d

      loaded question

    • deardiary

      552d

      herbs too.

    • Jessica2022

      553d

      Agree

    • NiiTA

      553d

      Sort of 😅

    • thatweirdspice

      555d

      AGREE, eating well can help you stay healthy, at least for me it does

    • Ella101

      555d

      AGREE

    • ChristineD

      556d

      Yes. It helps!

    • Ali_Munson

      556d

      Kinda

    • Art_therapy

      556d

      I guess it depends on your definition of medicine. Different foods contain different nutrients and chemicals that can be beneficial if you need them or harmful if you don’t need them. For example i drink more green tea and chamomile tea to help gently boost my serotonin levels but it doesn’t cure the issue i have. It just helps to improve it. I also can’t eat red meat like beef due to the high amounts of histamine that make my inflammation worse. Food is just another factor in our environment that we have to take into account and tailor to our own conditions

    • Neuco

      556d

      Very strongly disagree. I think good food is definitely important and helpful for healing, but it doesn't treat or cure anything- so it's not medicine by definition.

    • SaRaeDa

      556d

      Check out the Medical Medium / Anthony William

    • CaptainHolmes

      556d

      Agree to an extent. I believe in a holistic approach to health, and nutrition is definitely a big part of that. Changing my eating habits has had a direct effect on my symptoms. Food can be an especially important factor in certain health conditions such as some heart or cholesterol problems, celiac disease, etc. However, a healthy diet doesn't cure everything and doesn't replace needed medications.

    • Actow

      557d

      I have been currently using food to assist in my elevated bilirubin. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 And being a vegan definitely has numerous benefits.

    • whatssoshocking

      557d

      I say yes. In 2017 I was 185 but due to flustered cluck in my head I was suicidal for 3 years and in that time gained 200 lbs. It filled the void when I was refusing to take prescribed meds. Now I just have 150 pounds to lose lol.

    • LudicrousPajamas

      566d

      Yes and no. Can't live without it but too much can kill you, some actually improve your health if you consistently take it while others do the opposite. It depends on how much you take and what you take, especially things that contain things your body is lacking such as vitamin D.

    • Purplefilth

      567d

      Food is great, but it’s also super expensive.

    • Strawberryhk

      567d

      Disagree it makes me sick. I hate eating I wish we didn’t have to

    • spicysugar

      569d

      I have 2 ED's. Food does not feel like the medicine I need for this.

    • spicysugar

      569d

      Disagree. It CAN be, but not for everything. Like celiac, avoiding certain foods is technically medicine. But this gives me similar vibes to "exercise is the best medicine! Don't be depressed, just go for a jog!" Like no. You do not understand I cannot move... like... depression is so much more than just "Hmm I'm sad". Food isn't gonna fix this. Plus, say this to someone with BED or bulimia and you will regret it. Just be careful with who you're saying this to and in what context

    • Wonderingwildflowers

      569d

      What is the best diet to stick by?

      • Purplefilth

        567d

        @Wonderingwildflowers I hear the fodmap diet (something like fermentable oligo di and mono sacharide and poliols) is good. You abstain from them. I personally just avoid as many chemicals or processed foods as possible and cook for myself. On top of that I use digestive advantage. I like rice, beans (not canned), a little meat, non-bleached bread, some cheese… lots of fruits… yeah it’s specific to me I guess. But as they say, “f*ck around and find out.”

    • WheelTheJules

      569d

      At risk of sounding like a “have you just tried collagen supplements” person: yeah 100%!. Even if I can’t eat my way into an able body I try to be EXTRA healthy. Like homemade green juices type stuff. I feel less malaise and I know I’m at least mitigating some other incoming health issues. Plus there’s definitely A mental aspect to the process of making or procuring an extra healthy meal that makes me feel better.

    • jlbhaines11

      569d

      👍

    • unicorn

      569d

      I agree. I just finished reading a book about nutritional psychiatry. The elements of the western diet really are not only bad for our physical health but also for her mental health. Some people are also more sensitive to certain foods than others, which can affect their mental and physical health without them realizing it. I think there is a lot of benefit to be found eating healthier and making an effort to increase or decrease certain foods.

    • Vyowleta

      570d

      Ngl I feel peaceful when I’m eating

    • kina

      571d

      Agreed even if it's cake 🎂 🤗

    • Keke81

      573d

      Agreed

    • Jjaso

      575d

      Yesyesyes

    • Dustmann

      575d

      Yeah, but too often people use food like a recreational drug instead of a healing medicine, I can't blame them: Sugar lowers cortisol. Carbs increase serotonin Protein increase dopamine and norepinephrine.

    • Critter101

      576d

      100%. A good cup of tea and some mac n cheese is just what you need sometimes! It's called comfort food for a reason

    • Joie

      577d

      Agree!

    • ReUnique

      579d

      Agree

    • Chill2536

      579d

      Agree. ✋

    • Venni3

      581d

      Agree!!!

    • Derf

      581d

      I forage wild medicine. It's amazing how I went down a YouTube wormhole, and suddenly I have identified like 60 medicines in my area, some of which are delicious!!!

      • Joie

        577d

        @Derf that's awesome! Herbal medicine is the best 🌿🌻

    • LavenderZebra

      584d

      Agree

    • History.and.cats

      585d

      It depends on the food and the ailment

    • crash101

      585d

      Certainly foods yes. But not all

    • In_vino_veritas

      587d

      Agree but any medicine can turn on you if you take too much 🤷

    • Dayze

      590d

      Literally yes. Also most "weeds" that everyone tried to kill in their yards are medicine

      • In_vino_veritas

        587d

        @Dayze omg YES!!

    • Chippergirl

      591d

      I completely agree. GOD out everything we need on this earth to aid in our healing. It's up to us to take advantage. Unfortunately, due to overconsumption and greed, it's hard to get the nutrients from the food that our ancestors were able to receive

    • frausto86

      591d

      Yea but to an extent. Food can help prevent or help alot of health issues but some symptoms it cant help with. Medicine is necessary at those times.

    • Jeremywh

      591d

      Honestly a good diet has fixed a lot for me

    • qveenofthecastles

      591d

      Yes 🙌

    • DallasNicole32

      591d

      100% agree.

    • MusicalGamer

      592d

      Food can be medicine. But just like medicine you shouldn't learn to exclusively depend on it

      • Jeremywh

        591d

        @MusicalGamer wdym it’s food. What are you eating then

    • StarlightNova

      592d

      The correct food and in moderation can be medicinal, yes. Although I'd be concerned about allergies...

    • Shebear13

      594d

      Too much of anything can be bad.

    • AlexAcosta

      594d

      Overeating is a thing. If you are mindful, I agree.

      • In_vino_veritas

        587d

        @AlexAcosta well said!

    • Hedgewitch

      594d

      Disagree. Food is food. Medicine is medicine.

    • AtlasTheMoth

      601d

      Food can help with lots of things, for instance, ginger can be used to treat stomach distress. Eating consistently and a variety of foods is also shown to increase mental and physical well-being. However, food should not be used as a substitute for medication when medication is needed. I also feel that focusing too much on "clean" eating can lead to development of eating disorders like Orthorexia, and in that case can do more harm than good. All food is good food and all foods fit in your diet!

      • In_vino_veritas

        587d

        @AtlasTheMoth 🙌🙌🙌

    • Anixty

      602d

      Yes

    • Cait01

      605d

      Definitely a great way to prevent health conditions! For existing conditions it can lessen issues, and food adjustments can even be vital to one's health. People should take healthy eating more seriously, especially when it comes to health related problems.

    • quinnzelle

      606d

      It is not! Using food as a coping mechanism is so bad for you. Occasionally, like a break up, is fine but daily isnt.

    • Pancakes14

      609d

      Disagree. Food is food. The idea of certain foods being a "cure" and some foods being "bad" causes alot of EDs

    • Mazzskullz

      611d

      Yess absolutely. Junk food gives me brain fog, makes me sleepy, and irritable. When I eat right I feel energetic and overall happier.

    • Stealthybeef

      618d

      Depends on the food. A healthy diet can definitely go a long way and can alleviate some anxiety/depression. But, it only really helps. It rarely ever fixes, or has a major impact on mental health. It usually has to be paired with medication, exercise, therapy, or all at once. Great, but not a cure all.

    • honeybeeheidi

      618d

      I made a post all about this on this app, I invite anyone who’s interested to read it to go check it out! 💕

    • Lightswitch

      618d

      I'm convinced iced coffee has healing properties lol

    • not_b00bs

      618d

      maybe not medicine, but definitely fuel. you need it to keep your body going. comfort foods can be a great help for your mental health though

      • honeybeeheidi

        618d

        @not_b00bs SO true!! Amen 🙏🏻

    • Nesta

      619d

      When starting my recovery from an ED I had to view food as medicine to help my body in order to eat. Now I view at something fun and medicinal since I have to be careful with what I eat with some of my stomach issues.

    • DannyPhantom

      619d

      Agree, but I think it's more true for some folks than for others

    • moonboots87

      619d

      Yes, it is. It may not cure but it can ease and help, but also many poisonous plants are medicine in doses, some can even cure.

    • HikariHana1995

      619d

      Yes and no for me. Protein is medicine for me cause I’m diabetic and tea is my life, but I also have so many food allergies that eating is sometimes hard for me and more dangerous.

    • MorphingButterfly

      620d

      Nutrition is an important factor when it comes to health, but food cannot replace medicine

    • Skleek

      620d

      I wish Oreos were medicine

    • Evantha

      620d

      Thats true especially when it comes up to inflammation

    • Kazmir

      620d

      Herbal medicine can be consumed so yes. Food is medicine lol.

    • shellybear333

      622d

      I agree to a extent of you use food as a coping skills it can become back like ganing fat you don't want and then you become in happy

    • Lagos_C

      622d

      Agree!

    • Marry_Me

      623d

      Sometimes it’s both

    • Brandonv01

      624d

      It depends on the condition you have

    • 100gecs

      625d

      9/10 absolutely yes for mental health

    • Ajr

      625d

      Yes I agree. So what to eat for endometriosis?

    • NativeGypsy

      625d

      Absolutely 💯 yet this would mean *whole foods* lol not McDonald's, Subway, Chik FIL A. This would mean people would have to let the sodas and junk foods go. Read & research labels. Sadly, many are too wrapped up among other things to bother. Therefore. People become sick...rush to a MD and take a quick fix pill or patch or injection that has long term side effects. Then, years down the road. They wonder why they aren't getting better. It's because they decided not to be a consumer of good and became a customer.

    • shayshaychip

      627d

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    • shayshaychip

      627d

      That can be medicine

    • shayshaychip

      627d

      If it's junk food then it's not medicine so I disagree and agree because there is different types of food

    • shayshaychip

      627d

      It depends on what type of food like fruit and vegetables

    • MystikMandy

      631d

      It certainly helps to have good nutrition but it's very individual. Like, I can't have fiber. Not eating fiber has helped me feel better. All the years I was told eat more fiber then I found out I can't digest fiber and doing so could be life threatening because it could cause me intestinal blockage. So food is medicine I agree. What's right for some people may not be right for you diet wise.

    • DrowningQueen21

      631d

      Disagree , when I eat I hurt more

    • Blue_Star

      631d

      100% agree! 👍

    • KJay

      631d

      Sea moss is great

    • KJay

      631d

      Ice cream is my to go food for comfort. But I have rebel or any other low carb ice cream. Now there so many options out there. Grateful for that. Absolutely! For I d supplements are the key. But white food is dangerous to us..

    • Haiylee

      631d

      Medical cannabis

    • pastor

      632d

      Yes

    • dadoen

      633d

      Depends on how im feeling. Sometimes when Im in an episode I starve myself to cope with my emotions. But other times Ill eat a lot of food to cope with it, usually junk food

    • ShoobyDoobyDoo91

      633d

      Food comforts me....that would be why om over weight.....i eat to help me feel better. It's dumb I know.

    • Mashka

      633d

      If only healthy food was affordable...

    • gastro_sleepy

      633d

      Food kills some

    • sunshineRosalind

      635d

      Yes depending on the food item. Herbs help greatly

    • SamWinters0

      638d

      I do agree in a way that food can ease symptoms. Bananas, ginger, mint. I eat healthy food to make myself feel better physically and mentally.

    • OnTheWater

      640d

      Agree

    • urgonestory

      640d

      I agree because it helps but then we end up gaining alot of weight even tho we didn't want to depending how or who we are and how we feel

    • spudlord

      640d

      Yes but please still take your meds too

    • Milano1015385

      640d

      I would say depends on the food and the person. There are some things, for example, that people with EDS can't eat. But, find an effective enough food and you've got yourself a tasty medicine, like coconut popsicles for dehydration. 😋

    • AngieV

      641d

      I 1000% agree

    • rottxing

      641d

      Not in this day in age. Everything with a label is lied about even organics

    • Kitty83

      641d

      Agree. A lot of medical conditions can be traced back to gut health.

    • Zelda_22

      642d

      10000% there is so much research out there on the connection between the gut microbiome and mental health. There is still so much more to learn but my mental health is significantly better when I eat AIP

    • MystikMandy

      642d

      Nutrition is important good nutrition is important I have mild gastroparesis so I struggle with being able to eat and with malabsorption

    • MK1

      642d

      Agreeeeee, if properly selected and moderately consumed

    • PaulaCee

      643d

      I agree food can be medicine. But it think that we need to eliminate the foods that are causing us harm for the'good' food to work for us.

    • DollyAnn

      644d

      Agree

    • TurtleTime

      644d

      Medicine is medicine. But food can make a huge difference too.

    • Tel

      644d

      Agree! Let thy medicine be thy food and let thy food be thy medicine

    • Annalize

      644d

      Agree. When I eat more of a plant based diet , I feel better and have less issues. When I eat garbage I feel like it.

    • JeanetteB

      644d

      So depends on the food. It also depends on listening to our bodies. What some can eat, I can not.

    • TriumphantOvercomer

      644d

      🤗

    • baka

      645d

      For me avoiding some food is medicine as I have celaic desease so my body can react to more than just gluten

    • RainbowPearl

      645d

      I believe in the power of food 🤗 (chef so I'm biased) I think it can help many conditions. Food in an of itself can be a wonderful thing but many people struggle with food in a number of ways.

    • MusicalGamer

      645d

      Food can be medicine. As someone who has had two different eating disorders with food I can say there is definitely bad cases with it. I had recessive eating disorder and binge eating disorder back and forth for a long time. While chocolates when your sad can help, food can also be dangerous

    • Faline

      645d

      Food can definitely be a form of medicine, but certain foods are downright poisonous! Being aware of the nutrients in the foods we eat is critical to good health.

    • 100Percent_K

      645d

      It is important especially for GI issues and other things, but it’s not everything and I certainly wouldn’t call it medicine

    • AvaAdoreSoma

      646d

      💯

    • clowntown

      646d

      Nah

    • Taty

      646d

      I agree

    • Natbug117

      646d

      Depends on the type of food and possibly on disorder too. I eat my emotions so even if I eat healthy I can eat an unhealthy amount and will just make everything worse. Just gotta watch what we put in our bodies

    • sho

      647d

      I agree food is medicine..I don't know why doctor don't tell us that more often ..

    • lankysimp

      647d

      well it depends

    • Lostinhogwards

      648d

      Food for me isn’t medicine I eat when stressed anxiety bored

    • Scoutie

      648d

      👍agree

    • Ceig

      650d

      Make sure you have your potassium levels checked.

      • Ceig

        650d

        @Ceig Also remember on your bad days to just eat the white diet for a few days

    • linnynae

      650d

      Agree

    • AranaJ

      650d

      Food can be medicine, but some people use the mantra "food is medicine" as a way to put down those who take prescriptions. Definitely eating healthily (whatever that is to each individual) is a big part of a healthy life, etc. But me personally, I will always take a pill for things like seizures l, etc because that works well for me and I don't want to use whatever else people suggest, as I know what works for me

    • kemet

      650d

      I definitely agree, although with so many factors, it can be difficult deciding how to go about treating it like medicine

    • Calibird

      650d

      Chocolate can cure my anxiety and depression any day

    • Ralffy

      651d

      True, but it can also be poison

      • Purplefilth

        567d

        @Ralffy Especially when the bread they sell in the store is made with chemicals they put in yoga mats eh

    • jeb

      651d

      Agree! Knowing what your body can and can't handle is obviously important to your health, I have a lot of food allergies and fatty liver so I have to be careful what I eat or I feel like crap. Food can also be helpful when you want to treat yourself and eat something super yummy to lift your mood!

    • poodlelover28

      651d

      As someone who has struggled with BED, I gotta disagree on this one for me. Food is my enemy.

    • LonelyInKC

      651d

      Yes. 100%

      • LonelyInKC

        651d

        @LonelyInKC The right food. Otherwise it can be poison.

    • livvie361

      651d

      Yes for sure! There's foods that can help with mental health, and a lot of the serotonin made in your body is made in the gut! So healthy guy could relate to a healthy mind.

    • LaveLavender10

      651d

      I would say.. sometimes it is.

    • ztrawberry

      651d

      😥

    • StrugglinMama

      651d

      Agree.... Certain foods can worsen a condition as well as benefit the individuals conditions

    • Denotchka

      651d

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    • Oarfish

      652d

      eating a loaf of bread cures my depression for like a solid 5 minutes

    • Snapcracklepop

      652d

      Disagree. Almost everything causes an upset stomach for me. I can’t even predict it because one day I can eat a food with no problem but the next day that same food could leave me on the toilet for hours.

    • JubileeJay

      652d

      It can be absolutely but just like any medicine it can be used in a good or bad way. Like for my eating disorder I'm not a binge eater but you could see how easily that could be harmful. But for someone with anxiety or other issues it can be cathartic preparing foods, learning about nutrition! Its never easy by any stretch but I think it's all in how you use it and if your not sure how get help!!! ❤️❤️

    • Porkbun

      656d

      No. I don't view it that way because I'm recovering from anorexia. If we went by that thread, we would still be in our eating disorder. Especially because food is moralized and super foods and fad foods all that is bad for ED recovery. Food is food, and food feeds the body or the soul

    • TheDreamingWiccan

      656d

      Agree in fact it is the most important medicine we put in our bodies everyday

    • Invisible

      657d

      Medicine or poison depending upon the food. Some food is not fit to eat because it is loaded with preservatives and sugar. Fresh fruits and vegetables are certainly healthy. Some do best on a Keto diet. "Eat Right for Your Blood-Type" is helpful.

    • ForkQueen

      657d

      Could definitely go either way

    • Lizherrera_22

      657d

      Depends

    • nora.notes.84

      657d

      a healthy diet is so magical for energy, and all around can make you feel better physically and sometimes even mentally. just don’t expect it to cure something like cystic fibrosis or autism 👍

    • KittyMew

      657d

      It's important but, some conditions make it hard to eat right. #ibs I always feel worse when I eat healthy.😥

      • Snapcracklepop

        652d

        @KittyMew YES

    • 100Percent_K

      658d

      It can be helpful in reducing symptoms for some. I’m on anti-inflammatory diet, that helps lower the inflammation a bit in my body which is helpful. It’s medicine in a sense, but it’s only part of the equation for most

    • Herbsandbloom

      659d

      🙌 Agree because, I had a diagnosis of hepatitis c which there is no cure for… and since switching to a vegan lifestyle I have normal lab results since the beginning of this year ❤️

    • Spoonie_In_Seattle

      659d

      Food is TOTALLY medicene! You are what you eat! I totally changed my diet after being diagnosed with MS (I was a healthy eater already) and became very focused on anti-inflammatory foods that would help my condition. It has totally paid off. I also use supplements and mushrooms to help with my brain/cognition and nerve health.

    • ItchyGuy

      659d

      absolutely. but the pharmaceutical companies can’t patient food and natural medicine so they don’t want you learning about it and want to suppress it and discredit it.

    • Sam444

      663d

      I agree with you totally.

    • Zem

      663d

      In moderation of course

    • LonelyInKC

      663d

      Yes. Gut health = mental health. They are inseparable

    • Akasha572

      664d

      lette, ask your Dr. for nutrition advice.

    • Lily0318

      664d

      I think it can be. But that being said there are a lot of things to consider when making that argument. People with eating disorders may not feel the same as you.

    • Nerdymouse

      664d

      While eating healthy can help it is not going to cure you.

    • Allyah

      664d

      food does make me feel better

    • Uncrownedruler

      664d

      Actually fasting is medicine ❤️ ❤️

    • SilverFox99

      666d

      Agree

    • Arranger

      670d

      I totally agree.

    • sea_turtle

      674d

      As someone who's suffered from eating disorders, i know now that eating a healthy diet is great preventative medicine. It won't cure everything, but it can help prevent certain illnesses from developing or getting worse and can help manage certain conditions.

    • meryberries

      674d

      100% agree 🤗 had to remove gluten from my diet because I felt like I had a giant rock inside me... and adding to that , lightheadedness, panic attacks and depression 😫 but removed it from my diet and I feel amazing all of that went away 😁

    • Teresaa

      686d

      I agree 💯💯

    • Deb2018

      686d

      Agree!

    • Chayse

      687d

      Sun is my only source of vitamin D. I also watched someone who cured a bad cancer just by eating lettuce and carrot smoothies everyday.

    • chloewilhelm

      687d

      YES . definitely, i ate nothing but vegetables and fruit for a week and i felt the best i have ever felt in my whole life , all tho that diet is very very hard to stick too .

      • Chayse

        687d

        @chloewilhelm you NEED to eat Brazil nuts and seeds and almonds and stuff.

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      688d

      I don't recommend food if you are eating stuff that makes you more sick. Aka IBS stinks.

    • Kimb

      688d

      Carnivore alleviates acid reflux among tons of benefits.

    • Sifu

      690d

      I went vegan

    • margaretscarry

      691d

      Absolutely! Some foods can be the opposite of medicine depending on the disorders and individual tho xD

    • Jewels2022

      692d

      Food has definitely helped my daughter with keeping blood sugars under control, plus helped me to have less swelling & pain!

    • Somi

      692d

      💯 agree.

    • S.S

      694d

      I somewhat agree. Depends

    • GoPackGo

      694d

      https://specificcarbohydratedietassociation.org/

    • Jenny76

      697d

      I cut a lot gluten, dairy, meat except fish here and there. I can't tell you how much it has improved my conditions.

    • saggee

      697d

      Unfortunately because I have an issue with food, I struggle to see it as a good thing that I need to have in order to survive and see it more as a harmful poison so I distance myself from it

    • lynnvore53

      697d

      I total agree.

    • DC714

      697d

      Depends on what is going on. Sometimes it will work and sometimes it can make it even woree

    • JesusLovesYou

      697d

      Yes I believe what you eat as a hugeeeeee impact on your health/sickness

    • lette

      699d

      Heidi_Black I'm a type2 diabetic I'm on 2 kinds of insulin plus 2 oral meds. I can't seem to lose weight and difficult to stabilize numbers . I've started drinking pink salt and baking soda but not seeing much results. Please help!!!

    • TraitorJuice

      700d

      I don't know, I was eating all fresh foods when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.... Life is a crapshoot

    • Michel

      701d

      Yes food can be meds but be careful not to let be a Crutch when you’re depressed

    • ToeKnee

      702d

      dialysis made me anorexic which some people mistake as a social thing but it's actually medical and it led to my doctor said "I'm much rather have him eat that do not eat"

    • DaniBear

      702d

      yes, i was on dialysis and it makes up about 50% of your treatment. if you cater your diet correctly you can take less pills and have less dialysis to help keep stress off your kidneys!

    • Marry_Me

      702d

      Yes

    • wheels78

      702d

      Not when you can't because your allergic to just about everything

      • ToeKnee

        702d

        @wheels78 I'm sorry.

    • ValidationSystem

      702d

      Grapefruit tends to mess with many people who take meds. Like thanks citrus gods.

    • Buddaboy182

      703d

      Congestive heart failure and constant pain from both hips being dislocating (I’m not a candidate for hip replacement surgery) … I started a plant-based, whole food diet 10 days ago after reading “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.” We will see if food is really medicine.

    • Bijoux_Fantasie

      703d

      Agreed

    • Sandygail

      704d

      ❤️

    • AquaRose

      704d

      I believe food is a very important factor with health conditions. It plays a large part it is not a cure all. I have to say for me personally that it's plus. Large part of managing health.

    • JaxxVerax

      704d

      My experience was that it’s the word medicine that’s puzzling - nit the food. I lost well over 100 lbs, control my ascites and completely readjusted my bodily “systems” (digestion, cardio, endocrine etc) strictly by eating farm grown organic food. Preservatives etc are the poison. When the systems balance, the healing or health can begin. Energy isn’t expended with other efforts like… carrying 100 extra lbs. My tendency is to seek a medicine solution, and medicine can be addictive…. Not good if my addiction becomes food and preservatives. Sometimes I seek a solution from outside , and that’s easy. Knowing the healing happens internally, the place to start is internally. Rebalance. Accurate awareness of your bloodwork and what YOUR system needs is very important. I’d encourage anyone to treat food as medicine, know your body, learn to adapt and live. It changed my life. What’s the worst that could happen? And the best? It takes time. Do you KNOW how many kinds of salad there are??? Lol

      • ToeKnee

        704d

        @JaxxVerax traditionally or everything that has the word solid in it?

        • JaxxVerax

          704d

          @ToeKnee I do not understand your question. Solid?

    • Violet_Beauregarde

      704d

      I think it can be for some, but it’s not a cure all.

    • Brynn36

      704d

      I think food can help a little BUT I hate when people try and tell me to try certain foods like it will cure me or make me so much better. If it were only that easy.

      • Toonces

        704d

        @Brynn36 it's a fact. And the changes are not dramatic...

    • hazyeclipse

      704d

      as healthily*

    • hazyeclipse

      704d

      I don't really agree. Food is something we absolutely need to survive, it's a given, rather than medicine. Of course you should eat healthily as you can, but that's what's ideally we should already be doing. It'll lessen the chance of dealing with the more avoidable conditions down the line, but it isn't going to cure anything if you already are eating the best you can, at the end of the day

      • StephRose

        664d

        @hazyeclipse this was exactly what I was going to say. Being one that deals with gluten intolerance and dairy intolerance plus a few other intolerances that aren't as bad but still affect me, food is a source of energy not a cure for things. If you eat healthy it's because you're giving your body healthy energy if you eat unhealthy you're giving your body unhealthy energy. There's certain things each individual body can process and certain things that that specific body can't process. Trust me it's a pain in the butt to figure it out but once you figure out the correct "diet" for lifestyle of eating for you it's still not a cure but it definitely helps in the long run.

    • ToeKnee

      704d

      It's more nuanced than that in most cases yes food is medicine. Most doctor prescribed drugs simply because most patients ask. If you ask your doctor they SHOULD be able to facilitate that.

    • honeybeeheidi

      704d

      Yes!!! I’m type 1 diabetic and I’ve been able to lose weight on this extremely healthy and amazing program that I’m on!! I’ve lost 35 lbs and still losing!! Ask me about it if you’re interested in getting your health back because I’m learning how to be a health coach in this program!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

    • Emily_Roth

      704d

      I disagree because once you gain the weight it is so hard to get it off.

    • lilee

      705d

      Agree for some conditions. There's no food that cures OCD, but raspberry leaf tea helps with cyclical cramps, and bananas cure heartburn and leg and foot cramps, so! Food can be a medicine or a poison or just food.

    • wasplord

      705d

      As someone with celiac disease, absolutely. Diet is literally the only treatment which has its pros and cons

    • crys

      705d

      Agreed 💯✋🙌

    • ShadowLady

      705d

      I will always be an advocate for healthy food. It does help with symptoms. If I eat very unhealthy it affects my mood a lot

    • Michel

      705d

      I agree be aware of sugars though

    • mitrite

      705d

      i agree! u need food to survive and recover from health conditions, but above medicine, food can also be an activity of enjoyment, comfort, or a social activity!

    • RoseAlpaca

      705d

      Water as well ❤️

    • fiction.finatic

      705d

      Nearly all sicknesses and diseases can be cured by eating a nutritious organic plant based diet. Especially diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and heart disease. Watch What The Health on Netflix.

    • JaxxVerax

      705d

      Organic, home - farm - local, juicing and smoothies turned my status around. In about 16 months I lost over 100 lbs. , and other symptoms subsided. I face my illness as a sign I need to go back to what was designed for it… eg. Dairy milk… for cows, not humans… These issues always require a medical intervention of some kind, my issue means those things still are more harsh for me. Anything I can do to rebuild to the core I was given helps. Yes it’s medicine. As is air, water and feet to the ground.

    • Ebbyf

      705d

      Hi I have a fake knee and hip. I’m always in pain

    • lostflowercrown

      706d

      I think that food can be medicine in a way, but not a cure. I agree with those that say that a healthy diet helps, but I also believe that your mind craves new experiences all the time, different flavors combining or contrasting. I also think that comfort food can help make a bad day better, with proper moderation

    • Bilinda

      706d

      I have no large bowel and only 8 ft of small bowel w/ ileostomy. Food is not medicine for me. The transit time is only fifteen minutes. Any fluid I drink goes to the Ostomy as fast. I take IV’s for 8 hours at night they keep me from dehydrating. They also have to add magnesium and potassium.

    • Dia

      706d

      I totally agree. Although I might be a bit biased as I have a certificate in holistic nutrition. But for a long time I've considered healthy eating to be an investment in my health. I figure I'm front loading my health care costs. I'm either going to spend money on food now or spend it later on medical bills.

      • Tadha1982

        601d

        @Dia hi can you tell me some foods that helps with lower back pain?

    • Max_Payne

      706d

      Yea eating healthy is like a medicine it can help but too much of anything is a bad thing

    • Holdonasec

      706d

      I think everything has its time and place. I believe plenty of things can actually be cured with a healthy diet and lifestyle but there are also plenty of things that require legitimate medical intervention

    • 1CoolKat2

      706d

      Certain foods but not all…

    • atami

      706d

      i found having a whole diet actually worked with my medications :) that and staying hydrated for better brajn function, of course!

    • UserError

      706d

      Foods can have a tremendous effect on health. However, I hesitate to focus on that because as someone who has suffered with most of the eating disorders at some phase in my life, the last thing I want to do is add more kitchen rules. Tricky topic. (iykyk)

      11

      • Denotchka

        650d

        @UserError What we’re discussing is scientific research on how foods have healing properties.

    • Fragrance

      706d

      Plenty of green . Try juicing your kake...spinach.. Green pepper etc.

    • Thebrittsterrr

      706d

      1000% agree

    • Nat_Nat

      706d

      Eating healthy is important, but eating UNHEALTHY food is a really dangerous factor in life. Some things they sell as food should barely be considered such.

    • Firefly88

      706d

      Upful Blends look her up on IG and FB 💕

      • Shirl

        704d

        @Firefly88 I will. Thank you.

        • Firefly88

          687d

          @Shirl You're welcome also check out twalkthehulk on IG and TT. He's cares 💕

      • crys

        705d

        @Firefly88 I started following upful blends. Thanks 👍🏻 looks cool 😎😊

        • Firefly88

          687d

          @crys You're welcome also check out on IG and or TT twalkthehulk he's good too. He cares 💕

    • Zepharasite

      706d

      I eat icecream to help me feel better. But it doesn't always work and I have too much of it which causes my stomach to hurt terribly. I don't think it's a medicine and I suggest not to eat unhealthy foods when your sad.

      • Kste

        575d

        @Zepharasite Be careful. Those of us with Celiac disease can also have lactose intolerance.

    • PixelPyrope

      706d

      Personally, as autistic person, I can say it is a type of medicine, it gives your body more energy to heal. Plus, if I get to eat a safe food, it feels like a treat even though I eat it all the time.

      10

      • PixelPyrope

        706d

        @PixelPyrope As an* apologies I'm still waking up

    • Koshi

      706d

      it can be if you eat right but you also need to drink enough of thr right fluids so overall I'm going to say no

    • Eeyorespal

      706d

      Because I have Type 2 Diabetes, I believe that food is definitely a type of medicine. If I don't eat appropriately, my blood glucose is affected. If I eat the appropriate foods then my blood glucose is affected positively. But if I eat inappropriate foods, such as high carbohydrates, my blood sugar is high and it effects all of my organs negatively. Therefore, food is definitely a type of medicine. 💊💊💊

      11

    • Denise59

      706d

      Eating healthy aids in good mental health.

    • laurel12345

      706d

      Eat healthy with pervent a LOT of healthy problems. How your diet effects certainly conditions is very specific to the condition. But it can help if not treat some conditions.

    • GoPackGo

      706d

      Agree. Scd diet all the way!!!

      • Kimb

        688d

        @GoPackGo what does Scd stand for?

        • I.am.a.PINK

          646d

          @Kimb SCD DIET = Specific Carbohydrate Diet

        • Blebloop

          662d

          @Kimb same question

      • crys

        705d

        @GoPackGo oops 😬 I sent you a direct message. My apologies. I'm new. What is a scd diet?

        • I.am.a.PINK

          646d

          @crys SCD DIET = Specific Carbohydrate Diet

    • ChillaxinEskimo

      706d

      Eating healthy is like medicine. You're helping your body out a ton and it even aids in mental health too.

      23

    • Silverdweller

      706d

      It depends on the condition and the food. Certainly, eating a healthy diet can help your body manage many things.

      34

    • punklet

      706d

      It's very important but won't cure everything

      39

      • Dade

        593d

        @punklet no medicine cures everything

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